So am I reading this correctly??? There is NO more Transmission tune available? I just looked on their website and it still shows as an option to purchase for $250
Really, they won't sell a trans tune? That seems overkill. I bet you give it a few weeks or month and check back with them, they will have figured out this whole EPA thing and probably sell you one. I mean, a trans tune has NOTHING to do with emissions, so....Okay so they did send me the tune file and I was able to get it installed without too much trouble. The truck is awesome, getting rid of the second and a half throttle delay alone was worth the price. When you press the pedal to the floor, it feels pretty much like the gas version (I drove a rented Z71 Colorado for three weeks on a recent business trip) I asked if I could also buy the transmission tune and they told me that “that ship had sailed”. Well, I’m glad I just got in under the wire.
That sounds exactly like something the government would do, wasting money chasing the small fish when you could catch one big one and go home for the day. TypicalI would have to believe when they decide what they are going to continue doing, a transmission tune would be available. That doesn’t violate any EPA laws.
While I believe they could continue tuning in ways that would not defeat emissions, I think the hard part could be proving their tunes don't hinder emissions.
Frankly, under the current federal administration, I am really surprised the EPA took this step. I assumed a day would come for a crack down, but I figured we were at least a couple years away. Additionally, compared to all the diesel vehicles on the road, tuned vehicles are such an incredibly small percentage, you would think they would put their efforts toward bigger polluters. It’s kind of like the IRS going after waiters that dont claim their tips when the folks making multi-millions get no attention. Not much bang for the federal buck going after tuners and waiters... By the way, I was a bartender back in the early 90s when the IRS went hard and heavy after waiters. I claimed my tips, my girlfriend only claimed a small percentage. She got audited, fined, and put on a repayment plan. She was one of several I knew that year.
They won’t sell to U.S. Customers as GDE, but are selling through a Canadian company, HD Diesel Supply. I’m sure they’ll deny it, but I would wager on it. Their tune description is word-for-word what the GDE tune is. They may sell to you, or they may tell you that you need to be a Canadian customer.As others have mentioned, their customer support is very quick and responsive. Sent them an email after the above post and got the below in about 15 minutes.
We were shut down by the EPA 6 months ago. See below:
We are not able to reflash/install our tune at this time due to changes in EPA rules. Best to contact your state representative and ask them to reign in the EPA if you ever want the GDE tune. The EPA is using statute CAA 42 USC 7522 (a)(3) (A-B) to go after the after-market auto industry. We feel this rule should only cover large auto manufacturers, not older vehicles in the field.
There is an act in Congress called the RPM Act that is on the table. Please refer to below if you contact your representatives and ask them to move quickly on this bill:
Text - S.2602 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): RPM Act of 2019
Sorry for the issues. If your vehicle is registered in a different country, let us know as rules are different outside the US. We hope to have CARB/EPA certified tunes for engine and trans within 3-4 months.